Texas Tech vs Louisville Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 12/10/2019
Game: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Louisville Cardinals
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Louisville -7
The Texas Tech Red Raiders head to Madison Square Garden to take on the Louisville Cardinals on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 7 point favorites.
Texas Tech comes into this game with an overall record of 5-3. They currently have a point differential of 13.9 as they are averaging 79.0 points per game while giving up 65.1 per contest. Louisville has an overall record of 9-0. They are averaging 77.1 points per game and surrendering 57.6, good for a point differential of 19.6.
Valuable Texas Tech Red Raiders Betting Trends
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 4-4-0 against the spread this season
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are 4-4-0 against the over/under this year
Important Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 5-4-0 against the spread this season
The Louisville Cardinals are 4-5-0 against the over/under this year
Key Texas Tech Red Raiders Injuries
12/04/19 G Jahmi'us Ramsey Leg is questionable
11/07/19 F Joel Ntambwe Eligibility is out for season
11/05/19 F Tyreek Smith Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jahmi'us Ramsey comes into this game averaging 17.3 points per contest while playing 27.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 65%. Davide Moretti averages 13.8 points per contest in 30.5 minutes per game. He averages 2.3 assists per game and 1.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 96%.
Jordan Nwora scores 21.6 points per contest while playing 30.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Steven Enoch averages 10.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 22.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.4 rebounds per game and has 0.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas Tech averages 79.0 points per contest, which is 60th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 13.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 97th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 106th in the nation. They average 40.4 boards per contest and 17.0 assists per game, which ranks them 39th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 118th with 14.4 per game. The Red Raiders allow 65.1 points per contest, which is 115th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 96th and 239th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.3 rebounds a game which ranks 66th, and they allow 12.1 assists per game which puts them in 163rd place in the country. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 289th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Louisville is 87th in the nation with 77.1 points per contest this season. They are 17th in the country in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 19.6. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 27th in the NCAA. They are 49th in D-1 in rebounding with 39.9 boards per contest and 62nd in assists per game with 15.6. The Cardinals are 306th in turnovers per contest with 11.7. The Cardinals give up 57.6 points per game, which ranks them 15th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 35% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 5th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 8.8 dimes allowed per game and 49th with 31.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Cardinals are 12th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 10.9 per contest this year.
The Red Raiders are 86th in the nation in offensive rating with 106.6. In terms of pace they are 124th in the country with 71.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 122nd. As a team they are 79th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 256th in Division 1. Texas Tech is 164th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions.
Louisville is 271st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions. The Cardinals have an offensive rating of 116.4, which is ranked 6th. They are 319th in D-1 in pace with 66.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 17th. As a unit they are 17th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 168th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Texas Tech/Louisville college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Texas Tech +7
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